Saturday, July 19, 2008

Daily Outfit - DIY Style






Outfit details and cost: Black lace ruffled top - Entrace, $50 @ a designer warehouse sale, Skirt - Made by me, materials $15, Opaques - Voodoo on sale $5, Boots - Joanne Mercier, $110 on sale and 5 years old, Cuff - Made by me, more time than money, Earrings - Diva, $4.95.

Today's outfit is based around a skirt I made for summer. I just adored this scarab beetle fabric , (it so appeals to the Egyptologist in me) and wanted to make something that looked interesting from a distance, but also had some great detail close up. The top is one I picked up at yesterdays sale, and although you can't really see the detail here, it has a lovely lacy cravat right down the front. The cuff I had up in my etsy shop for while, but as it is my favorite of these pieces, I decided to just keep it all for myself. (If anyone is interested in this sort of thing, email me and I'll re-list them).

We spent the day just hanging out and eating dumplings to our hearts content at a local Chinese restaurant. Miss 4 has been practicing her restaurant manners and was dying to have a chance to show them off. She had us in stitches as she watched a Chinese family with their little baby and said, "Look Mum, a Chinese baby (she is presently obsessed with China). Is his name Wilfred?" I have no idea why that name came to mind for her, but needless to say, we were highly amused by her culturally atypical choice of name.

I even had a little free time to myself today, and I have finally made that hair tutorial I have been promising. Now to make it all pretty for you, so stay posted tomorrow. The snaps below are of my latest loot. Some cheap and cheerful accessories, my bargain of the year dress and my husband's effort at compensation, for subjecting me to a week of abject loneliness while he hotfooted it off on a business holiday.

17 comments:

Tizzalicious said...

I looooove the earrings!

Kelly said...

wow your husband is a sweetie! Seems to me like maybe he missed you even more :)

Robo said...

Your skirt is HOT, and well done on finding the flapper dress for $50!

Hammie said...

A chanel purse! ..................
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(I am speechless)
xx

WendyB said...

The skirt is divine.

Cammila said...

This is so hot. Gorgeous, especially this amazing skirt. I can't believe you made this yourself! The splash of red is fantastic.

Shady said...

Ohhh where to start?? That skirt- amazing! The fabric is incredible, the detailing is impeccable. And that cuff you made- yes please! Where can I get one?? I adoooore it. Your hair is adorable in these photos, looking forward to your hair tutorial :D And your thrifted loot- score!! Nice.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Tizz: They actually made me think of your gingham ones.
Kelly: He sure is, and I think you're right.
Robo: Thank you. And the dress was just one of those serendipitous moments. My favorite.
Hammie: I know, I am a very lucky girl. I get surprised out of the blue rather than on traditional celebration occasions.
Wendy B: Thanks.
Camilla: Thanks, my skills are improving with each new thing I tackle because usually my ideas are much grander than my abilities.
Shady: I'll re list the cuffs in my Etsy short shortly. And the loot, while not thrifted, was rather special on the bargain front. The dress in particular was reduced below cost from $500 - $50! I think it was because the rest of the range was aimed at a woman of a certain age and size, which luckily for me, didn't fit the criteria for this dress.

Karen Lazarenko said...

ooh I adore the flapper dress! I went through a bit of a flapper phase last year and then promptly got over it, but ever since seeing the Art Deco exhibition at NGV I'm on the lookout for 20s and 30s gear again!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Karen: If you're heading in to any of the special Deco evening events the gallery is holding, you may just see me there in this dress. :)

Très Lola said...

You minx you! Very fabulous look. Good idea to keep the cuff, it's awesome. Red lips look fantastic on you too. There is something about that first photo that reminds me of Rachel McAdams.

susie_bubble said...

I love love love that cuff!

enc said...

Well, I don't know where to begin, but begin I must. First, your outfit is beautiful. The cuff is so cool, and the beetle skirt is the subject of my envy! I also love your new dress and other finds!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

tres lola: How funny, The Notebook was on TV last night too.
Susie bubble: Thank you, I'd better get them back on Etsy today methinks.
enc: I have a soft spot for my beetle skirt. It reminds me of my grand plans to be Indian Jones once I left school. Now I'm the Indian Jones of the thrift shop set, finding fashionable treasures wherever they may lurk!

Bucca said...

LOVE the skirt and the wrist cuff so related to my latest post about the Asian style 'lolita/ punk' look.
Super fresh :o)

PorcelainBlonde said...

Love the Diva rosette studs! I have them too, but in blush.

And your husband is so sweet :) You must be so excited! Your new Chanel baby deserves a post all of its own! What release is it and is it lambskin?

Lil Midget said...

i love the cuff!!